Who invented the first water purifier?
After 500 BC, Hippocrates discovered the healing powers of water. He invented the practice of sieving water, and obtained the first bag filter, which was called the ‘Hippocratic sleeve’.
Where is Deepika Kurup now?
Currently she is CEO and founder Catalyst for World Water, a social enterprise aimed at deploying the technology she developed in water-scarce areas. Along with research, Kurup is passionate about STEM education, and she feels that STEM education has the power to revolutionize the world.
When did Deepika Kurup invent?
For an 8th grade project, the Nashua, New Hampshire teen invented a water purification system that uses a photocatalytic composite and sunlight to clean water — an invention which earned her recognition as America’s Top Young Scientist in 2012.
How did early humans drink water?
When there were no rivers or lakes in an area, people used groundwater for drinking water purposes. This was pumped up through wells. When the human population started growing extensively, the water supply was no longer sufficient. Drinking water needed to be extracted from a different source.
Who made water?
It was the chemist Henry Cavendish (1731 – 1810), who discovered the composition of water, when he experimented with hydrogen and oxygen and mixed these elements together to create an explosion (oxyhydrogen effect).
Why did Deepika Kurup invent?
“Do what you can — and do more.” Deepika Kurup invented a water purification system as a teenager, after seeing children in India drinking dirty water. She patented her technology last year and is searching for a company that is already working in the developing world to implement it.